Fuelling financial literacy: estimating the impact of youth entrepreneurship training in Tanzania
Training programmes are popular development interventions that aim to address problems of youth unemployment. This paper estimates the impact of a youth entrepreneurship programme in Tanzania on financial literacy and employment knowledge. Using primary data within a successive cohort design in a community-led programme, the authors employed propensity score matching and fixed-effect estimation methods to assess changes in knowledge, skills and attitudes of marginalised youth. They found strong positive effects of the programme on key intermediate employment outcomes: savings ability, employment confidence and personal finance. The positive impact of this programme supports youth entrepreneurship training programme and non-experimental evaluation methods.
entrepreneurship training, impact evaluation, youth unemployment, financial literacy, propensity score matching
Krause, Brooke L.; McCarthy, Aine Seitz; and Chapman, David, "Fuelling financial literacy: estimating the impact of youth entrepreneurship training in Tanzania" (2016). Journal of Development Effectiveness, , 234-256. 10.1080/19439342.2015.1092463. Retrieved from https://openworks.wooster.edu/facpub/359